Jessica Falco, M.S., CCC-SLP

Jessica is a New York State licensed speech-language pathologist. She received her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Maryland in 2009 and her master’s degree in communication sciences from Mercy College in 2015.

Jessica completed her clinical fellowship in speech-language pathology at NYU Langone’s Cochlear Implant Center, where she worked closely with otolaryngology (ENT) surgeons and audiologists. Jessica was responsible for determining cochlear implant candidacy, as well as pre-and post-implantation auditory (re)habilitation for pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations. At NYU’s Cochlear Implant Center, she was exposed to patients with complex medical needs and diagnoses.

Following completion of her fellowship, Jessica continued to work at the Cochlear Implant Center and also led the music portion of an Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program (ICAP) for adult stroke survivors.

In 2018, Jessica joined the Child Mind Institute’s Healthy Brain Network (HBN) research study as their lead speech-language pathologist. At HBN, Jessica worked closely with a team of psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, school psychologists, and social workers.

She was responsible for evaluating and diagnosing study participants who had mental health and learning disorders, ages 5-21, with speech and language disorders according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) criteria utilizing a fixed battery of standardized assessments, as well as informal observation, and patient history. She also provided comprehensive written reports and feedback sessions with the parents of participants regarding results, offering treatment plans, recommendations for additional evaluations, and referrals for services.

During her time at HBN, Jessica also went back to her roots and dually served as a clinical supervisor at Mercy College’s Speech and Hearing Center, where she oversaw and mentored student clinician’s in their in-house and external placements, teaching them the art of lesson plan writing, therapy techniques anchored in evidence-based practice, patient and family-centered advocacy and counseling, and documentation.

In 2021, Jessica left the city and moved back to her hometown in Westchester County where she founded Roaring Brook Speech-Language Pathology, PLLC. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, three dogs (Rowdy, Bear, and Dolly), and her horses (Count Blue, Emma, and Barney).